Handmade — multi string — bass guitar
The Danish company Nordic Guitars is established by Bjørn Rønnow, who beside jobs as yogateacher and handyman always has been interested in developing musical instruments.
Now, after several prototypes, the development of the instruments is completed, they are patented, and the first model is ready. It is a combination of a 4 stringed, fretted bass / 4 stringed fretless bass – that looks like something, you have never seen before. The concept gives you a range of possibilities, such as a combination of a 5-string fretted/5- string fretless bass, or a 4-string fretted bass/6 string barytone guitar.
These relatively advanced instruments are made in a simple, clean and stylish design.
They were shown for the first time for a larger audience at Guitar Summit 2018 in Germany.
Meet us at Guitar Summit 2019, where we will show new versions of the ROTATOR!
Concept and construction
ROTATOR is the name of this new and innovative instrument. The different models of the ROTATOR all have a stationary back part, that can be carried with a normal guitar strap.
The front part consists basically of 2 necks, with neck-thru construction, pointing in opposite directions, and fixed together in each end with 1 piece of milled out brass, which contains both nut, 3D-bridge, tuning system, string fixing, potentiometers, electronics, compartment for a 9 v battery, plus nuts for adjustment of 2 trussrods in each neck.
And a full-size zero-fret with a capo/muting device…
The necks are also fastened to each other exactly in the middle, with a pivot system connected to the back part. Incorporated in the pivot system there is stereo transmission of the signals from the pickups and the electronic in each end of the front part – to 2 mono jack sockets in the back part, in which you plug cables to an amp.